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  • SFHQ-C in Diyatalawa Marks its First 'Birth Day'

    Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C), headquartered at Diyatalawa, had its first 'birthday' celebrated on Friday (14), giving prominence to a series of religious observances, interactive sessions with troops, etc. On the directions of Major General U. A. B Medawala, Commander, SFHQ-C, the 1st anniversary events, got underway on 7 March 2014 with 'Seth Pirith' chanting with.......
  • New SFHQ- C Commander Assumes Duties

    Major General Sumedha Perera, the newly-appointed Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C), assumed office at SFHQ-C in Diyatalawa on Wednesday (3) during a brief ceremony, coloured with military formalities and religious observances In accordance with military traditions, Major General Sumedha Perera, reviewed the Guard Turnout....
  • Mahanayake Visits North, Plans to Renovate Temples

    BUDDHIST religious sites destroyed or damaged by the LTTE during the war in the North and East are to be renovated and a programme for such renovation will be launched soon, Malwatte Chapter Mahanayake the Most Ven. Thibbotuwawe Siddhartha Sri Sumangalabhidana Thera said yesterday. He had visited the Buddhist religious sites in the North to assess the condition of these sites and later chaired a meeting at the historic Madukanda Viharaya in Vavuniya.

  • 521 Brigade Organizes Dental Clinic & Workshop on Oral Hygiene

    More than 300 students in Point Pedro area recently listened to a lecture on oral hygiene, organized by the 521 Brigade Headquarters at Point Pedro. Dr S. Senthil Kumara of Manthikai Hospital and Dr Sirinivasan at Point Pedro mobile dental unit and the dentist, Dr Ms Nadeera extended their support to the project after delivering separate lectures on different aspects of oral hygiene.
  • New SFHQ-Central Commander Assumes Office

    Major General A.M Perera assumed office as the new Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) on Monday (26) during a brief ceremony at the SFHQ-C at Diyatalawa. A Guard Turnout and a formal Guard of Honour saluted the new Commander on arrival at the Rondow grounds at SFHQ-C premises in Diayatalawa......
  • Kilinochchi Farmers Enlightened on Use of Solar Power

    With the intention of introducing the use of solar power as an alternative to solve the problem of providing water for cultivation in Kilinochchi area, an awareness programme on water pumping system through generator-produced electricity through solar power was conducted for farmers in Kilinochchi area on Wednesday......
  • Troops Join Civilians for Sharamadana Work

    TROOPS of three Brigades under command to the 52 Division in Varani recently took part in a few social welfare projects with the close coordination of civilians living in those areas. Four officers and one hundred other ranks of 10 (Volunteer) Gemunu Watch serving under the Nagar Kovil-based 521 recently organized a Sharamadana campaign to renovate the Manalkadu-Varuni main road running via Maseri. Either side of the road was cleared while dilapidated sections of the road were patched to make it motorable for the vehicles.

  • Commander, Chief Guest at Inter-Regiment Boxing Championship

    The Inter-Regiment Boxing Championship - 2011, organized by the Army Boxing Committee came to a close at Panagoda Army Cantonment gymnasium on Thursday (23) with the participation of 14 Regiments and 3 Women Corps teams. The final tussle for championship was witnessed by Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army who himself has been a veteran in boxing. He graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Boxers from Sri Lanka Armoured Corps, Sri Lanka Artillery Regiment.....
  • Commander Revisits His Junior School to Open Army-Renovated Playground

    Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army, reminiscent of his primary school days at Udabadalawa Sudarshana Maha Vidyalaya, Kurunegala where the Commander as a teenager, recorded his first win in an athletic event, paid his tribute to the school this morning......